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Abyssinian

Type: Cat
Size: Medium
Lifespan: 12 to 15 years
The Abyssinian originated in Egypt several centuries ago. It was first brought to America sometime in the nineteenth century, according to many cat experts...[Read More]

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American Shorthair

Type: Cat
Size: Large
Lifespan: 15 to 20 years
The American Shorthair cat has a large, trim, lithe body that was developed for hunting and other activities to help American settlers when they came to th...[Read More]

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Birman

Type: Cat
Size: Medium
Lifespan: 12 to 16 years
The Birman cat has the singular distinction of being known as the "Sacred Cat of Burma." This cat is highly recognized by its white gloves on each paw. The...[Read More]

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Boxer

Type: Dog
Size: Medium
Lifespan: 11 to 13 years
The Boxer is a medium-sized breed of dog that is comprised of a stocky, muscular build. Boxers usually range in size from 50 to 70 pounds. The dog was firs...[Read More]

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British Shorthair

Type: Cat
Size: Medium
Lifespan: 15 to 20 years
The British Shorthair originated in Britain and has become the most popular cat in the UK to date, even surpassing the Persian, which held this distinction...[Read More]

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Cockapoo

Type: Dog
Size: Medium
Lifespan: 14 to 18 years
The Cockapoo is a cross breed of the Poodle and the Cocker Spaniel. These are very friendly, affectionate dogs that adapt well to nearly any situation. Whi...[Read More]

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Doberman Pinscher

Type: Dog
Size: Large
Lifespan: 11 to 13 years
The Doberman Pinscher, commonly called "Doberman" is a large breed of dog that was first bred in Germany in the late 19th century. The Doberman as we know ...[Read More]

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Egyptian Mau

Type: Cat
Size: Small to Medium
Lifespan: 15 to 20 years
he Egyptian Mau is an extremely rare breed of cat. This cat is highly intelligent and very athletic. The Egyptian Mau is a very fast runner and has actuall...[Read More]

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German Shepherd

Type: Dog
Size: Large
Lifespan: 10 to 14 years
The German Shepherd Dog, or GSD, is one of the newer breeds of dogs, and traces its bloodlines back to around the turn of the 20th century. The German Shep...[Read More]

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Golden Cocker Retriever

Type: Dog
Size: Medium
Lifespan: 12 to 15 years
A lot of designer mixed breed dogs are finding increasing popularity these days. One such "designer" dog breed is the Golden Cocker Retriever. This breed o...[Read More]

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Himalayan

Type: Cat
Size: Medium
Lifespan: 15 to 19 years
The Himalayan is near identical to the Persian cat. This cat has beautiful blue eyes. Its coloring is different from the Persian, as it comes from the cros...[Read More]

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Labradoodle

Type: Dog
Size: Medium
Lifespan: 13 to 15 years
An unlikely cross between the Labrador Retriever and the Poodle, the Labradoodle is a friendly and affectionate dog that makes a great member of the family...[Read More]

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Maine Coon

Type: Cat
Size: Large
Lifespan: 12 to 16 years
The Maine Coon cat hails from the United States, and is recognized as the oldest breed of domestic cat. The Maine Coon is known for its very large size, hu...[Read More]

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Mantis Shrimp

Type: Fish
Size: 2 to 14 in
Lifespan: 5 to 7 years
Mantis shrimp as a type of marine animal actual encompass several different species, hence the large variation in size. These are marine invertebrates that...[Read More]

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Manx

Type: Cat
Size: Small to Medium
Lifespan: 10 to 15 years
The Manx was recognized as a separate breed sometime in the 1800s. This cat is know for its lack of a tail, or teeny, stubby tail if it has one at all. The...[Read More]

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Norwegian Forest Cat

Type: Cat
Size: Large
Lifespan: 13 to 16 years
The Norwegian Forest Cat hails from Europe and has been around since about 1000 AD. This is a long-haired cat and is similar to the Maine Coon breed with l...[Read More]

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Oriental Shorthair

Type: Cat
Size: Medium
Lifespan: 10 to 15 years
The Oriental Shorthair is a domestic breed of cat that is derived from the Siamese cat and shares a lot of the same characteristics. The Oriental Shorthair...[Read More]

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Poodle

Type: Dog
Size: Small to
Lifespan: 13 to 16 years
The Poodle breed originated in Germany. There are three different types of poodles, to include the Standard Poodle, the Miniature Poodle and the Toy Poodle...[Read More]

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Rottweiler

Type: Dog
Size: Large
Lifespan: 10 to 12 years
The Rottweiler is a breed of working dog that originated in the ancient Roman Empire. Rottweilers were primarily used for herding livestock, and have a ten...[Read More]

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Russian Blue

Type: Cat
Size: Medium
Lifespan: 12 to 16 years
The Russian Blue cat, as its name suggests, hails from Russia. The cat was brought to other areas of the world in the 1860s. The Russian Blue cat is highly...[Read More]

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Scottish Fold

Type: Cat
Size: Medium
Lifespan: 10 to 15 years
The Scottish Fold is a medium sized breed of cat and hails from Scotland, as its name suggests. The cat got its name from the way its ears fold down. The m...[Read More]

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Siamese

Type: Cat
Size: Medium
Lifespan: 15 to 21 years
The Siamese breed of cat hails from Thailand and is estimated to have originated in the 14th century. The Siamese is the first recognized breed of Oriental...[Read More]

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Siberian Husky

Type: Dog
Size: Medium
Lifespan: 13 to 16 years
As its name implies, the Siberian Husky is a working dog that originated in Siberia. The Siberian Husky is descended from the "sled dog," one of the oldest...[Read More]

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Turkish Angora

Type: Cat
Size: Large
Lifespan: 14 to 19 years
The Turkish Angora is a breed of domestic cat and originated in Turkey. The breed has been around for at least four centuries, if not more, and is one of t...[Read More]